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Copper cathode Grade A (expired 2017-12-10)

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This PCR is intended to cover the production of Electrolytic Copper Cathode, which are described in the following standards:

  • ASTM B115-10: electrolytic copper cathode; electrorefined and electrowon
  • ISO 197-1:1983: refined copper
  • BS EN 1978:1998: copper cathode, Cu Cath-1

Copper cathode is also referred to as Copper Grade A, according to the London Metal Exchange (LME). It contains minimum 99.99% Cu and can be obtained by electrolytic refining in the pyro metallurgical process or by electro winning in the hydrometallurgical process.

In addition the following PCRs apply to copper:

  • Copper, ores and concentrates
  • Copper wire

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Name: Copper cathode Grade A (expired 2017-12-10)
CPC Codes:41413 Refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought; master alloys of copper
41514 Plates, sheets and strip, of copper, of a thickness exceeding 0.15 mm
Date of publication: 2012-12-07
Registration number: 2012:16
Date of expiration: 2017-12-07
Version: 1.1
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 2 (2014-2016)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Basic metals
Related PCR: Wire of copper (expired 2017-12-01)
Copper, ores and concentrates (expired 2017-12-10)
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Research Center for Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM)
Appointed PCR moderator: Claudia A. Peña 

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